Electric Vehicles in the Spotlight on Earth Day in Hartford

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Electric Vehicles in the Spotlight on Earth Day in Hartford

Hartford was blessed with ideal weather for Earth Day, with the much appreciated presence of the mid-spring sun on Tuesday.  Out on the grass of Bushnell Park, underneath the gold dome of the capital, gathered an extensive spread of the hybrid-powered and electric vehicles available to Connecticut drivers (and one that isn’t just yet!). Some of the cars on display, such as the Toyota Prius [...]

IT Firm Datto Expanding In Norwalk And Creating Jobs

Datto, a company located in Norwalk CT, has been given support from the State of Connecticut to become a world class technology vendor and to expand  their in state operations. This means more innovation, more jobs, and better technology coming out of Connecticut. Read more here  in an article by Joe Jenkins of the Daily Voice.

UKTI and Shipman & Goodwin to Host IP Law Discussion on Expanding Abroad

Although Connecticut is a rather small state (we’re the 48th biggest), and our population isn’t huge (we make up about 1% of the national population), Connecticut makes a serious splash in foreign trade and commerce.  According to to this WNPR report, Connecticut ranks 26th in “absolute value of goods it exports,” with $16.48 billion in foreign sales last year.  Much of that income, we’re happy [...]

World Affairs Council of Connecticut to Host Cyberterror Conversation

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted to increasing knowledge and understanding of global events in Connecticut, is presenting a conversation that on “Fighting Below the Belt: Global Cyber Terrorism.”  This topic should appeal to anyone with an interest in IT, security software, and other technological elements of security and protection and how they function on a global scale. The description [...]

State Searching For Worthy Bioscience Startups

From the Hartford Courant: FARMINGTON — The first applications for an enormous pot of state money for bioscience companies and tech transfer efforts have begun rolling into Connecticut Innovations, the state’s venture capital fund. The administration aims to distribute $200 million over 10 years in grants for university or non-profit researchers and investments in start-up companies in biomedical engineering, medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotech drug [...]

Better Government Competition Seeking Technological Solutions

Pioneer Institute, a Boston-based non-profit policy research organization, is hosting its annual Better Government Competition. Each year the competition pools some of the country’s most innovative proposals to improve government services. This year the Institute is seeking technological solutions to generate greater efficiency, transparency and higher quality of service in the public sector. The top winner is awarded $10,000 and the three runners-up are awarded $1,000. Winning [...]

UK-US Future Cities Knowledge Exchange Project

The UK-US Future cities project will bring a group of approximately 15 UK delegates to the U.S. in order to establish and strengthen relationships with U.S. counterparts. The project will focus on international knowledge exchange between academic, public and private sector organizations. The UK-US Future cities project will visit three major U.S. cities; Chicago, San Francisco, and New York. We encourage city managers, academic researchers [...]

How Computer Coding in Elementary Schools Could Fuel STEM

John Seiffer was one of 50 business leaders who gathered at The Grove to discuss federal and state rules that encourage angel investors to put funds behind startups. While at The Grove he made the comment that business owners are not actually job creators; “The jobs are created because of demand for whatever the products are. Business owners focus that demand and make jobs around it. [...]

TechVoice DC Fly-In

Business leaders from small- and medium-sized tech companies nationwide come to Capitol Hill to advocate for public policies that are tech-friendly and will create jobs and reinvigorate the economy. This is your chance to make your voice heard for the good of the tech industry. This is an exciting and valuable opportunity where you’ll get to stand in front of key policy makers as well [...]

Matthew Nemerson to Lead New Haven’s Development Efforts

Matthew Nemerson, President of the Connecticut Technology Council, braces for a bitter-sweet goodbye as his decade long role as CTC president comes to an end. “I really think there are only a couple of jobs in the world I’d leave it (CTC) for, and this has always been one that’s on that list.” Nermerson will be stepping into new leadership in New Haven as Toni [...]